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by SocorroTortoise
6 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!
Replies: 50
Views: 3820

Re: Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!

I don't actually have the reasoning for not including Sol Ring in the primer, so maybe that's the middle ground. Add some verbiage about fast mana in the card options section with a note under the decklist, similar to how I'm treating Painter's Servant or Distorting Lens . I never got around to a se...
by SocorroTortoise
6 days ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!
Replies: 50
Views: 3820

Re: Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!

I'm glad you're enjoying the list! I appreciate that you're making suggestions to improve the primer and not taking it as a personal attack or anything. We're probably going to disagree on this point and that's fine. For what it's worth, my group doesn't ban Sol Ring. You're not going to find it in ...
by SocorroTortoise
1 week ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!
Replies: 50
Views: 3820

Re: Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!

All primers are meta specific to varying degrees. Browse through the multicolored ones and see how many don't include the relevant ABUR duals, which is an even easier inclusion if you're trying to present the optimal list in a primer. I'm not trying to write the definitive resource on Jaya Ballard, ...
by SocorroTortoise
1 week ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!
Replies: 50
Views: 3820

Re: Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!

I could, but my views on that would be speculative seeing as I haven't played with or against fast mana (or dedicated combo, or stax, etc). My opinions on what's effective in that setting are outdated at best and including them makes for a worse primer, not a better one. Sol Ring and friends aren't ...
by SocorroTortoise
1 week ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Unreleased and New Card Discussion
Replies: 1560
Views: 46380

Re: Unreleased and New Card Discussion

I'm glad to see Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter getting a foil printing after a decade. One of my favorite commanders in those colors. Endless Atlas is another notable first foil printing for all of the magpies out there who are into mono-colored decks.
by SocorroTortoise
2 weeks ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

Anyone who's interested, the MtG comic con panel starts in 20 minutes and is online (like all of the comic con programming this year). Looks like the focus is MaRo talking new Zendikar. edit: Typing this all up real time, so I may miss some stuff or edit more in. He's going through pretty quick and ...
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

I used to play that on a semi-regular basis with 60 card casual decks. It feels like it would work worse the more optimized the decks get, particularly if the emperors are playing combo decks. If you intentionally dial it down a little, I could see it still being fun.
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

Apparently I'm not using any of my parts to their full potential. Part of that right now is that I need to clear up some space on my SSDs. The amount of other stuff I have running right now may not have done me any favors either. UserBenchmarks: Game 95%, Desk 74%, Work 88% CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X - ...
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Do you curve your rocks or play all the 2 CMC ones?
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: Do you curve your rocks or play all the 2 CMC ones?

My ramp is usually heavily weighted towards 1 and 2 CMC, but does take curve into account. I do curve ramp spells in decks that are interested in big mana, but higher CMC ramp spells are usually more threat than setup. I don't run fast mana, aside from the occasional Mox Opal in artifact decks. Anci...
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

I made a couple substantial upgrades (read: everything but the GPU, power supply, and case) earlier this year so I could send my brother-in-law a bunch of the old parts. Motivation there was that I was about due for an upgrade with most of the parts being 5-7 years old and he's a recent college grad...
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

So I just got a letter, which is supposed to hold a card order, wrapped in a plastic USPS bag saying "Sorry we damaged your mail". Never gotten one of these before. Inside - an empty hard case. Oh joy. I mean, the total value was less than $4... but I've now had more issues with USPS in the last fo...
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Basic Lands for Commander Decks - Mountains
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Basic Lands for Commander Decks - Mountains

My favorite and the one I use in my Jaya deck is Odyssey #345: Mountain|20140 Mirage #343 is also great, as is Mirage #346: Mountain|14742 Mountain|14745 For multicolored lists, I like Mont Blanc from the European land program(might be going too deep for getting 25 copies though): Mountain|18749 If ...
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Unreleased and New Card Discussion
Replies: 1560
Views: 46380

Re: Unreleased and New Card Discussion

As someone who likes strategies that hate on creatures and doesn't have any particular affection for the original Kaervek printing, Kaervek, the Spiteful is a nice card. Night of Souls' Betrayal is a powerful effect and I'm always glad to see more options along those lines. I like that Kaervek lives...
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

I didn't realize you were talking Animal Crossing for a while and that exchange got confusing.
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Banlist update: 7 cards banned for offensive imagery/names
Replies: 210
Views: 5205

Re: Banlist update: 7 cards banned for offensive imagery/names

I'm not really into the lore of MtG, but it's all about angels vs demon, merfolk vs gobbos, etc, right? The good ol' good versus evil thing. This is a fantasy-game. Why can't there be dumb, racist characters in a fantasy game, when real life already have them? I don't think I become a racist for pl...
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Banlist update: 7 cards banned for offensive imagery/names
Replies: 210
Views: 5205

Re: Banlist update: 7 cards banned for offensive imagery/names

I also have a copy of Invoke Prejudice from many years ago. I don't know if I knew anything about the artist's views at the time and it was long enough ago that I don't recall what I did or didn't notice about the art. I picked it up because it was a powerful, unique effect from a mechanical standpo...
by SocorroTortoise
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

Good luck with healing to all you apparently broken people.

I broke my dominant wrist in middle school and had the full arm cast for a month or two. Pretty much just kept writing with it but my handwriting as a 12 year old was terrible enough that it probably didn't make much of a difference.
by SocorroTortoise
2 months ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!
Replies: 50
Views: 3820

Re: Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!

I'll come back and do a more in depth review of the M21 options when the spoiler is complete, but I'll lead it off by saying that Fiery Emancipation is exactly the kind of high impact do-nothing I love to play in this deck. I'm pretty sure it's overkill the majority of the time and I'm still slammin...
by SocorroTortoise
2 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Unreleased and New Card Discussion
Replies: 1560
Views: 46380

Re: Unreleased and New Card Discussion

Fiery Emancipation is a card I can get behind. Gratuitous Violence is already one of my favorite cards in most decks I run it in and doing half again as much damage for one more mana (from a greater variety of sources, even) is fine with me. Does nothing on it's own, but plays nicely with an establ...
by SocorroTortoise
2 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

Wallpapers are definitely a lighter topic than some of the other options right now. From a blog post years ago where someone touched up a bunch of kid's art. https://i.imgur.com/zgG2l.jpg The backdrop of a level from the game Braid. https://i.imgur.com/HrLHK.jpg Calvin and Hobbes. https://i.imgur.co...
by SocorroTortoise
2 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

I only wish my phone didn't die so quickly, as I haven't been able to get my hands on an actual webcam I had luck with eBay. They're still marked up, I assume because everyone on there selling them are the people who bought out retail, but it's like 20% markups instead of 100-200% markups. That was...
by SocorroTortoise
2 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Unreleased and New Card Discussion
Replies: 1560
Views: 46380

Re: Unreleased and New Card Discussion

Mangara, the Diplomat (from Twitter until spoilers on here are updated) looks great. White card draw with a condition that we can reasonably expect to happen many times a game. This is about as close to unconditional white card draw as I would expect to be printed.
by SocorroTortoise
2 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

Fully support the cause and San Diego's protests have been largely peaceful, though I believe there was a state of emergency called over the weekend to allow rural areas to set a curfew. I still appreciate being a ways out of downtown right now.
by SocorroTortoise
2 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 43755

Re: [Off-Topic] Community Chat Thread

ZenN wrote:
2 months ago
Someone tell me to get my work done instead of sitting here staring at my monitor like the code is just going to write itself.
get my your work done instead of sitting here staring at my your monitor like the code is just going to write itself.
by SocorroTortoise
2 months ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Karador, Ghost Chieftain
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Karador, Ghost Chieftain

Yeah, as much as I like Perilous Forays as a card, it's pretty clunky. Izoni has been surprisingly effective so far. I could see her making it back into the list at some point. The biggest issue is just the 6 CMC. I like that Nethroi can come down as a respectable body with relevant keywords at 5 CM...

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